Where is nuwan pradeep? the fastest bowler in srilanka, Is he injured?
Yes, Malinga is always weak against India. My opinion is that he should not be included in the team when Sri Lanka play with India. Even Suranga Lakmal has given only 33 runs for his 10 overs in this match and got the important wicket of Suresh Raina. But Malinga has given 58 runs for his 10 overs which is almost 6.00 runs per over and got only one wicket. What’s the point of bowling like this? Again it proves that Malinga is not the Strike bowler for Sri Lanka.
Yes, Chandimal is just a batting chicken for bowling foxes. He is not ready for any international cricket. His batting i far bellow par. He cannot bat on a reasonably difficult pitch. Kusal is a disaster for SL cricket fans. He is also not ready for international cricket, not at all.
A best policy is to drop the players for next series, those who did not perform in the most recent series. That is how they can be improved. So, definitely Chandimal and Kusal should be dropped for south African Series.
Malinga should also be dropped. He has to improve before playing for SL. He needs to learn how to bowl good length on the middle and off. His bowling is pathetic. Eye-sore to watch!! Nowhere closer to international standards
Dean Jones said what went wrong with Eranga’s bowling in the last over. At that stage Eranga should have attacked block-hole perhaps with one or two slow blowls. In an IPL match (as I remember) Dhoni hit a catch to such a bowl to long-on (it was almost the same situation as in this match)
It was very good that Jeevan Mendis did not play: if he played it wuld be much easier for India to win. He seems to not use his brain when he plays. He is only a child-like player
Drop Chandimal, Kusal and Jeevan Mendis for SA matches
What a poor batting performance after 3rd wicket? Sangakkara and Thirimanne batted sensibly and took Sri Lanka into a good position for setting a target more than 250. But what did others do? specially Chandimal and Kusal.
Such a stupid batsman is Chandimal? He seems to be the sinking cricketer of the year. This careless batting proves that he is not suitable for the vice captaincy. Even he should have learned from the way that Thirimanne batted.
Other fool is Kusal. He should have taken the maximum use of the opportunity given to to him after thrown out from the team for a while. He got out in a most foolish way. Mathews was alone with bowlers and he was also helpless. As a result he had to play some runs however.
I think Kusal and Chandimal should be kept out from the squad for some time and opportunity should be given to another two young batsmen in form.
All bowlers of Sri Lanka bowled well eventhough Eranga failed to control the last over. We saw how Eranga put pressure on batsmen in his first spell.